THE BLESSEDNESS OF GOOD FRIENDSHIP
Psalms 1:1-3 (1)
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; (NKJV)
Someone once said, “Show me your friend and I’ll show you who you are.” This is because who we follow determines what follows us (an association can make or mar one’s destiny). Therefore, we must often examine our companies to know if they are adding value to us or us to them. As seen in our Bible reading, every good friendship should be a source of blessing. If you discover that your bond with people is not bettering your life, quit before you become desolate (Proverbs 18:24).
The second verse of today’s text says, “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.” This means that it’s not only avoiding the ungodly and the scornful that qualifies a man for divine blessings but mainly delighting in God and meditating on His word. When we as individuals are rooted in the Lord, the bedrock of our union with others becomes fortified. In addition, the friendship will be fruitful and prosperous, like a tree planted by the riverside (Psalms 1:3). I encourage you to assess the depth of your love for God. Make the necessary changes, and you will have an impact on others while also reaping the benefits of godly friendship.
Hymn: What a Friend We Have in Jesus—Joseph M. Scriven (1855)
- Father, establish me in a friendship that will bring glory to Your holy name.
- Father, deliver me from every ungodly and unfavourable engagement I am trapped in.
- Before November ends, Father, connect and establish me in a productive partnership in marriage, career, and soul-winning.
- Father, help me to understand who I am and why I am in this location.
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